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STAFF TRAINING

BEER FUNDAMENTALS & service 101

This course is intended to help prepare participants for the:

Cicerone Certified Beer Server exam.

increase your beer knowledge

provide better guest service

get certified

(203) 754-6000

501 Kings Highway East, Fairfield, CT 06825, Suite 201

Next Beer Weekend Course Starts: 7/6/19

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Want to learn more about beer but not sure how or where to start?

Want to know how to sell more beer as a server or manager?

Passionate about craft beer or don’t like beer?

Interested in starting your journey towards becoming a certified cicerone?

Take the Bartenders Academy Beer Fundamentals & Service Course: Intended to prepare you for the Cicerone Certified Beer Server Exam. This course is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Cicerone Certification Program.

2 Course Schedule Options

WEEKDAY OPTION

MONDAYS & TUESDAYS

6PM TO 9:30PM
3 Weeks

WEEKEND OPTION

SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

9AM TO 2:30PM
2 Weekends

I was always comfortable serving beer but didn’t have a love for it myself.  My experience with John, not only taught me how to serve beer more professionally but also expanded my knowledge so much that I actually found beer that I really enjoy!

Natasha

Graduate, Cicerone Certified Beer Server

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

Over 15 Years of Hospitality And Beer Industry Experience

John Kubicsko

  • Certified Cicerone®
  • In the Restaurant Industry for close to 15 years
  • Sales Manager for Two Roads Brewing Company
  • Worked in dive bars, beer bars, and cocktail bars
  • Named Best Manhattan in Connecticut for 2015 by Woodford Reserve’s Manhattan Experience
  • On Team CT in Espolon’s Cock Fights versus Team Boston
  • Worked as a distributor selling craft beers and spirits

Who Takes The Training?

  • Bartenders Interested in the Cicerone Certified Beer Server Certification
  • Bartenders with varying levels of experience
  • Bar Managers and Owners
  • Beer Enthusiasts and Lovers
  • Brewery and Distillery Professionals
  • Servers and other Front of the House Staff
  • New bar owners
  • Hospitality professionals with beer loving clientele

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • All Cicerone Certified Beer Server Exam Fees & Course Materials Are Included
  • Brewery Tour
  • 21 Hours of Training
  • Guided Understanding of the Fundamentals of Beer Production & Beer Service
  • And Much More!

IMPROVE YOUR BEER SERVICE

  • Increase your beer sales
  • Improve your guests’ drinking and dining experience
  • Grow your regulars and increase your guest retention
  • Being a better and more well-rounded bartender
  • Expand your professional opportunities

INCREASE YOUR BEER KNOWLEDGE

  • Be prepared for a world where many bars have a craft beer selection
  • Be smarter about beer, the brewing process, beer history and maintenance
  • Know about draft systems and kegs and how to overcome issues
  • Know how to properly pour a beer from a draft or bottle
  • Know how to explain a beer to a customer without trying it
  • Be a more valuable resource for your colleagues and your organization

THE CICERONE CERTIFIED BEER SERVER

We chose to offer training for the Cicerone Certified Beer Server exam because of the organization’s outstanding reputation for excellence and professionalism in the hospitality and beer industry. Please note that this course provided by bartenders Academy is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Cicerone Certification Program.

The Cicerone organization is the leading international organization that certifies professionals and enthusiasts in the proper handling, service, and requisite knowledge for expertise in beer. Cicerone offers 4 levels of certification that start at the Cicerone Certified Beer Server and continue on to the Cicerone, Advanced Cicerone, and Master Cicerone designations. For more information please visit: www.cicerone.org.

SYLLABUS OVERVIEW

Beer Service & Management
  • Keeping and Serving Beer
  • Purchasing and accepting beer
  • Beer storage
  • Draft systems
  • Beer glassware
  • Serving bottled beer
  • Serving draft beer
Beer Styles
  • Understanding beer styles
  • Style parameters
  • History, characteristics, and flavor attributes of styles by region
Beer Flavor and Evaluation
  • Taste and flavor
  • Identify normal flavors of beer and their source
  • Off-flavor knowledge
Beer Ingredients and Brewing Processes
  • Various Beer Ingredients
  • Understanding the stages of the Brewing Process
Pairing Beer with Food

We’ll explore the different flavor, style, and food pairings that provide for rich and unique dining and drinking experiences

Breweries in Connecticut

Thousand Barrels produced in CT annually

Billion Dollar National Craft Beer Market & Growing

Thousand Cicerone Certified Beer Servers

Data Source: Brewers Association

Get Certified

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Expand your Beer Knowledge

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Improve your service

Classes Start Soon!

Next Beer Weekend Course Starts: 7/6/19

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OTHER BARTENDERS ACADEMY CERTIFICATIONS

BARTENDING CERTIFICATION

Get your nationally certified Bartending Certification offered by Bartenders Academy and authorized by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education. The longest, most comprehensive, and effective hands on training in the Northeastern United States will prepare you to truly understand the fundamentals of bartending that will increase your earning potential and sharpen your skills.

WINE CERTIFICATION

The WSET Award in Wine & Spirits is a globally recognized Wine Certification that goes beyond the basics and provides you a deep understanding of the history, composition, creation, and service of wine. Discover new types of wine, offer more wine selections for your guests, and become a true value add for your organization and your guests by become a recognized leader in your wine knowledge. For more info visit: www.WSETGlobal.com.

RESPONSIBILITY CERTIFICATION

The leading alcohol responsibility certification in the United States for understanding your role in promoting the safe and enjoyable consumption of alcohol. The TiPS certification helps professionals to reduce over-consumption of alcohol, prevent underage drinking, and to maintain a fun yet responsible drinking environment. Many establishments across the country require that their servers are trained in the TiPS certification program. For more info visit: www.GetTips.com.